MALMESBURY Victoria manager Kevin Bridgeman held up his hands for his side’s poor start against Sherborne Town in Toolstation League First Division on Saturday.

Having won three and drawn one of their last five matches prior to the weekend, the Flying Monk Ground side looked to have finally turned a corner following their indifferent start to the campaign.

However, that all looked to be crumbling down around at the weekend as the second-from-bottom visitors stormed into a 2-0 advantage.

“I have got to take the blame for that,” Bridgeman said. “For the last few weeks we have been playing 4-4-2 and have been getting some good results.

“But on Saturday, we lost a couple of players in the morning to illness and work commitments and played 4-5-1.

“It is not a formation the lads haven’t played before, but we were all over the place for the opening 20 minutes.”

After returning to 4-4-2, Vics started to find their way back into the game and ran out 4-2 winners thanks to second-half goals from Jamie Packer and George Peare, while Matt Jenkins bagged a brace.

“When we got in at half-time I just had to take it on the chin,” the Vics chief added. “You could see that we needed to get more bodies around Ed Wilkins.

“Once we got our first goal I knew that we would go on and win.

“The lads have stuck together and shown some great character over the last few weeks.

“We have got Warminster (Town), Corsham and Chippenham Park in our next three games before we play Westbury United.

“If we can go into that game with Westbury having had another good set of results then we can start to look at targeting the top four or five places.”

Corsham Town picked up their sixth league win of the season as they beat bottom of the table Portishead Town 2-1 thanks to goals from Robbie Tripp and Ben Wickens.

Billy Gleed got Calne Town off to a dream start in their match against Wincanton Town as he struck in the opening minute of the match, however, the visitors took a share of the spoils home after grabbing a second-half equaliser.

Meanwhile, Ben Pring’s second-half goal for Chippenham Park was not enough to prevent his side from falling to a 2-1 defeat at Bishops Lyedard, while Devizes Town suffered a 1-0 loss at Bishop Sutton and are hoping to bounce back at Roman Glass St George on Wednesday night.